A half-hour documentary about Traumatic Brain Injury, the signature injury of the war in Iraq.
This sobering report on the range of brain injuries caused by Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq focuses on four soldiers recovering at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto. The reporting team gained intimate access to patients, portraying the physical and sometimes invisible neurological traumas they sustained from IEDs. The program reveals that Traumatic Brain Injuries are more prevalent in Iraq and harder to diagnose. Because of the nature of the insurgency warfare, brain injuries have become the signature injury of the Iraq conflict.
Lisa McRee, reporter; Jonathan Dann, Lisa McRee, producers; Michael Bloecher, editor; John Kabasakalis, Chuck Walters, camera; Anne Lilburn, associate producer; Jose Colomer, director; Justine Schmidt, senior producer; Bret Marcus, executive producer.